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Natal Horoscope Program 
for 16K Level I & Level II 






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Table of Contents 

How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program ....... 1 

Time of Birth Corrections 2 

Running the Program 3 

Loading Instructions 3 

Reading the Horoscope 7 

Understanding the Influence of the Planets 9 

The Sun 9 

The Ascendent (Rising Sign) 9 

The Moon • 10 

Mercury 10 

Venus 10 

Mars 10 

Jupiter 10 

Saturn 10 

Uranus - 11 

Neptune 11 

Pluto 11 

Natal Aspects 13 

Conjunctions 13 

Oppositions 13 

Trines 13 

Squares 14 

Sextile 14 

Semi-Sextile 14 

Signs of the Zodiac 15 

Aries * 15 

Taurus 16 

Gemini 16 

Cancer . 16 

Leo 16 

Virgo • 16 

Libra 17 

Scorpio . 17 

Sagittarius . 17 

Capricorn 18 

Aquarius 18 

Pisces 18 

Placing the Planets in the Signs 19 

Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon 

in the Signs 21 

The Ascendent 21 

The Moon 23 

The Houses 25 

Miscellaneous Notes 27 

Secondary Progressions 27 

Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States 29 

Recommended Further Reading 33 

How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program 

How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program 

In order to run an accurate horoscope, you must have the following 

1. The month, day. and year of birth. 

2. The exact time of birth. 

3. Whether the birth was A.M. or P.M. 

4. Place of birth (exact Longitude and Latitude). 

5. Whether or not Daylight Savings Time (or Wartime) was in effect. 

We are including the Longitudes and Latitudes for fifty of the major 
United States cities. You can approximate the Latitudes and Longitudes 
of other cities using any Atlas or large map. You can check with local 
authorities to determine when time changes took place during the year. 

We would recommend purchasing two invaluable books if you are going 
to be doing a number of charts: 

1. Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States, by Eugene Dernay 

2. Time Changes in the USA, by Doris Chase Doane 

Both of these books are modestly priced and will make life a great deal easier 
when preparing horoscopes. An alternative to the first book would be 
the AFA Astrological Atlas of the United States, which is more expensive, 
but more complete than the first book. All of these books are published 
by the American Federation of Astrologers. P.O. Box 22040, Tempe, 
Arizona 85282. 

How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program (continued) 

Time of Birth Corrections 

For convenience, man simply freezes time across a time zone. It is 
necessary to know the longitude of the birthplace to determine the actual 
position of the Sun at birth. This procedure is called "True Local Time" 
or "Corrected Local Time". For most cities, the program provides automatic 
corrections for True Local Time. You simply enter the time of birth and 
the computer will determine the "Corrected Local Time". 

Some states do not follow these time zones exactly. If a city is located more 
than 7V2 degrees west of its time zone, enter the birth time as one hour 
earlier. The program will then do the rest of the calculations. Time zones 
in the United States are located at 75, 90, 105, and 120 degrees. If the city 
is located West of the Time zone AND is further than 7Vz degrees from the 
time zone, subtract one hour from the birthtime. 

If you have Dernay's Longitudes and Latitudes Book, you won't have any 
problem. If the L.M.T. is within ±30 minutes, simply enter the birth time. 
For most cities, the correction is never more than ±30 minutes away from 
the Center Longitude of the time zone. If the required correction is more than 
-30.00 minutes, subtract one hour from the birth time. 

2 L 

Running the Program 

Loading Instructions 

Level I 

1. Place the tape in the cassette recorder and press "PLAY". 

2. Type SOME and Press | ENTER 1 

3. When the program has loaded into the TRS-80, it will start automatically. 

4. Press I ENTER | after every instruction you type. 
Level II 

1. Place the tape in the cassette recorder and press kt PLAY". 

2. When MEMORY SiZE^ appears, press [ENTER | . 

3. When READY > ^appears, type [§[3 [SEES and press I ENTER] . 

4. The screen will show*?_. Type gj [H [T][R] [O] and press [ENTER | . 

5. When *? appears again, type [7] and press l~ENTER I . 

6. Press | ENTER | after every instruction you type. 

Note: Since Astrology is written in Machine Language, the asterisks will 
flash at a slower rate than normal. If you have a Level II Disk System, 
this program will not load into Disk Basic. You must use BASIC2 to load 
this program. Follow the instructions for Level II as shown. 

Running the Program (continued) 

After you load the Astrology Program, you will be asked to enter the name 
of the person whose chart is being prepared. This is an optional feature. 
It simply makes the chart more personalized. If you donH want to have the 
person's name appear on the screen, or the printed chart, simply 
press the [ENTER \ key. 

The date of birth is the first required information. If some one has a 
January 5, 1959 birthday, type [IDE 0(1] [EH [El] and press [E NTER j. When 
entering the date, each number between the slashes must contain 2 digits. 
January through September must be entered as H]|T| through &\\S\. 
The same is true of the first 9 days of any month. Put a i in front of 
the number. The last two digits are for the year. The program is designed 
for birth dates between 1900 and 1999. 

The next required question is the exact time of birth. Before you enter the 
birth time, check the location of the city to determine whether the time 
correction can be handled by the program (no more than ±30 minutes). If the 
time correction is within these limits, enter the birth time, using a period 
(not a colon) to separate the hours from the minutes.. For example: 
5.25 would be a typical birth time. You don't need a leading in front of 
a single digit hour. 

The program will accept 5.20 or 05.20. 

Now you can enter \MM or [P]@ in answer to the next question. 

Note: Some people may not know the time of birth. If the birth time is 
unknown, press | ENTER 1 instead of typing in a time, and the program will 
produce a chart calculated for a 12 noon birth. 

The Time Changes in the United States book will help you determine 
whether or not Daylight Savings Time or Wartime was in effect on that day. 
You will answer the question with a jYl or an [N|. 

Note: Wartime was Daylight Savings Time ALL YEAR long during World 
Wars I & II. 

Running the Program (continued) 

Place of birth is an optional question that need not be answered. It can 
be helpful if the chart is shown to a professional astrologer, since the 
astrologer can check your chart for accuracy. 

The program will ask for the longitude and the latitude of the birth place. 
The answer must be in degrees and minutes of a degree. For example, if you 
were born halfway between longitude 71.00 and 72.00, you would enter 
[ZKHdiflltD as the longitude. One degree of longitude equals 60 minutes. 
3 /4 of a degree of longitude equals 45 minutes. l A of a degree of longitude 
equals 15 minutes. 

The program assumes longitude to be West and latitude to be North. 
For example, assume you were born in Tucson, Arizona. The longitude 
is shown as 110W59. The program assumes West, so you would simply enter 
[BE] 12 □HKE. The latitude is listed as 32N14 and since the program 
assumes North, you would enter [UGIOCllSl- 

If you were born South of the Equator, enter a minus number for latitude. 
A person born in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, was born at 
110E22 longitude and 7S48 latitude. Eastern longitudes are entered as 
negative numbers, so you would type QEHOnCIJt!] as the longitude. 

Southern latitudes are also negative entries, and you would type 
G][7]n[4][!] as the latitude. North latitudes and West longitudes are plus 
numbers, while South latitudes and East longitudes are minus numbers. 

The last question is whether you want a chart printed br simply displayed 
on the screen. If you have an 80 column printer, type a [Y] and press ENTER. 
The typical chart is almost 3 feet long on most printers. It will take about 
3 or 4 minutes to produce the chart. 

If you do not have a printer (or you just want to see one part of a chart), 
tyP e 03- The horoscope will appear on the screen, one section at a time. 
It will stop at each full screen and wait while you copy down the information. 
You can then press any key to proceed to the next screenful of information. 

At the end of the chart, simply press any key to go back to the start of the 
program and prepare a new chart. 

Reading the Horoscope 

Reading the Horoscope 

The first section of the horoscope is designed to be used as a reference for 
astrologers. It shows the corrections used for local and Greenwich 
Mean Time as well as the longitude and latitude, and whether Daylight 
Savings Time was in effect. If you do many charts, include the name of the 
person and the birthplace. These two facts are not necessary to the program, 
and, if you choose, you may use these two lines for any type of information 
you wish. 

The first calculated information is the Ascendant (or Rising Sign). If you 
did not enter a birth time, the Ascendant cannot be determined, and this 
line will not appear. 

The planets, starting with the Sun, will be listed in order. On some charts 
you may notice the word. RETROGRADE following a particular planet. 
This is a phenomenon that causes the planet to appear to move backward 
for a period of time. The effect of a retrograde motion is difficulty in using 
the planet's energy in a straight-forward manner. The area the planet 
rules becomes more subconscious, and difficult to control. 

After the planets are listed, the program prints the Natal Aspects. This is 
simply the angle formed between the planets which shows whether the 
planetary forces are working smoothly and harmoniously, or creating 
tensions and conflicts. The numbers at the very end of each line indicate 
how far the angle is from exact alignment. If the number is minus, it means 
the angle is approaching the exact condition ("Applying 11 ). A positive 
number means the angle has formed and is now moving apart ("Separating*'). 
The poster points out which angles are harmonious or difficult. 

The Elements and Modes of a Sign indicate any predominance in an area of 
the chart. A quick glance will indicate if the person is enthusiastic, stable, 
or flexible in relation to energy, practicality, expression, or emotion. 

Reading the Horoscope (continued) 

The planets in the houses indicate how the planets affect the various areas 
in your life. This section deals with how you apply your energies on a 
day-to-day basis. The poster provides ready capsule summaries of these 

Signs on the cusps of the houses show the influences of the signs on your 
life and attitudes toward specific areas of your life. Again, the poster 
provides a brief summary. 

If you have a printer, the program will print out a Natal Chart, showing 
all the planets in the Houses in the form of a wheel. The cusp of each House 
will be marked, and all the planets will be placed in the corresponding 
Houses. The program cannot print the wheel on the screen due to the size 
requirements of the wheel. All the information necessary to construct the 
wheel is printed on the screen, if you do not have a printer available. 
The program is designed for use with the Line Printer I. II, III, or the TRS-80 
Quick Printer (26-1153). 

The average chart is about 32" long. The program is designed for use with 
roll paper, and will not recognize end of page locations. If the birthtime is 
not provided, the program will return to the beginning after printing 
elements and modes. 


Influence of the Planets 

Understanding the Influence of the Planets 

The Sun 

The Sun sign indicates the life forces, and to a degree, provides the basic 
character traits. If the other planets strengthen the Sun sign, a person might 
appear very typical of his Sun sign — the impulsive Aries, the talkative 
Gemini, the homeloving Taurus, the dramatic Leo. etc. 

If the planets are strongly grouped in another sign, the person may take on 
the characteristics of the other sign. The Sun sign may be so overpowered, 
the person exhibits none of the traits connected with the Sun sign. This is 
why some people are not a typical Taurus. Leo, Capricorn, etc. Just knowing 
your Sun sign is not enough. 

The constant interplay between all the planets is the key to correct 
interpretation. The placement of all the planets determines the person — 
some placements weaken some planets, others strengthen their effect. 
Even if the planet is well-placed, a planet with an aspect to Mars can strongly 
affect a well-placed planet, increasing or decreasing the planet's effect. 
This is why you should never read a simple interpretation of any planet in a 
particular sign. You must determine the influence of aspects to planets 
on any specific planet. The whole chart must be blended and modified, based 
on the position of all the planets, and their relationship to each other. 

The Ascendent (Rising Sign) 

The Ascendent, or Rising Sign, is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon 
at the exact moment of birth. Since the Earth rotates every 24 hours, the 
sign on the horizon changes every 2 hours. The Ascendent determines 
the placement of the Houses (explained later). It is most important to know 
the exact time of birth in order to determine the Ascendent and the House 
placement. The Ascendent determines physical appearance, self-image, 
and how you project yourself to others. Often times, the Ascendent is the 
most important factor in a chart. 

Influence of the Planets (continued) 

The Moon 

The Moon shows emotional needs and the form the personality will assume. 
It governs the emotions, and psychological needs. It represents the area of 
mental security in life. It brings out the protective nature. Moon and Venus 
in a man's chart relates to women. 


Mercury rules the mind and the intellect. It points to the way a person 
thinks, and the method of expression. Mercury is often an excellent 
indicator of the type of work that is most likely to achieve success for 
the individual. 


Venus determines the manner in which one looks at love. It also indicates 
the attitude (and feelings) toward beauty and romance. It's an excellent 
indicator of the type of art and furniture to be found in the home. 


Mars determines how energies will be applied. It also determines the sexual 
nature. A dynamic, energetic person will have a well-placed Mars, and 
the Sun sign will also be in a good relationship with Mars. Sun and Mars in a 
woman's chart relates to men. 


Jupiter is the planet of benefits, increase, and bounty. It increases the 
strength and effect of a planet if it is in good relationship to the planet. 
The exceptions would be relationships with the planets Saturn, Neptune, 
and occasionally Uranus. 


Saturn points to troubles in life, Saturn in relationship to the other planets 
indicates the nature of trials and adversity. The Saturn and Sun relationships 
show troubles with self-image and basic nature. Saturn and Gemini 
relationships show troubled areas in the thought processes. Saturn and Venus 
indicates problems with love and romance. 

Influence of the Planets (continued) 


Uranus indicates a sudden change in life. It can also mean something unique, 
or it can mean a degree of eccentricity. Saturn and Uranus in close relationship 
are usually strong indicators of sudden trouble. As you learn to interpret 
the chart, you will notice the repeated pattern of this Saturn and Uranus 
relationship, to the point where you can pinpoint, to the month, a serious 
problem in a chart. Tread lightly in this area. It can often show a part of life 
that he may never want revealed or known. 


Neptune is associated with lies, deception, and self-delusion. Many 
astrologers hold that Neptune strongly affects psychic abilities and 
clairvoyance. Often, it will point to areas where lies occurred, or an area 
of self-deception. 


Pluto represents transformation and change in attitudes or surroundings. 
Often, the change is of a violent, or revolutionary nature. 

The planets, together with the Rising Sign, determine an individual's basic 
nature and the attitude brought to every event in his life. The relationship 
between the planets (Aspects), and the signs these planets are in, as well 
as the Houses will modify all the characteristics of a person's nature and 
attitude — strengthening some and weakening others. Every planet, 
and its relationship to every other planet, must be considered and weighed 
before you can attempt even a simple interpretation. 


Natal Aspects 

Natal Aspects 

The aspects are the angles formed between the planets at the time of birth. 
Some planets are influenced by other planets. Depending on the planets, 
and the angles formed, forces are created which create harmonious or 
difficult interaction. The number at the end of each aspect line shows how 
far away the planets are from forming a perfect angle. A negative number 
means the angle has not yet formed, and the energy of the angle is increasing 
(or "applying* , ). A positive number means the angle has formed and is now 
moving away and diminishing (or "separating"). An applying angle has 
more force than a separating angle. 0.00 would mean the angle has reached 
its peak effect. The major aspectsare: 


A conjunction occurs when two planets are close together (within 9 degrees). 
If the planets are similar in nature, a strengthening effect will result. 
If the planets are not similar, the two energies will work against each 
other. For example, Saturn does not work well with any planet, and 
conjunctions with Saturn create difficulties that show up in the area of 
the planet that is conjunct with Saturn. Most Jupiter conjunctions 
are beneficial. A conjunction is one of the most powerful angles in astrology. 
The poster shows which conjunctions are beneficial. 


When two planets are ISO degrees apart, they are in opposition. They tend to 
pull against each other, canceling out effects. Very few oppositions 
would be considered good. When two planets are in opposition, there might 
be a planet that is in aspect to both of the opposing planets. This will 
provide an outlet for the energy of the opposing planets. It would appear as 
a tunneling of the energies through this third planet. The opposition 
is also a powerful angle. 


This an^le is formed by two planets 120 degrees apart. It causes a smooth 
flow of energy between the two planets that are trined. Usually, trines indicate 
effortless energies in the area of the planefs influence. As with most things 
in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. If a person has mostly trines 
and other good aspects, the personality tends to be bland and lifeless. 
Everyone needs a little tension and difficulty to stay on their toes. Trines are 
generally good (in moderation), and are very powerful. 


Natal Aspects (continued) 


The 90 degree angle formed by the square create tensions and vector the 
energy into a new angle halfway between the two planets. Most people 
consider squares and oppositions as bad aspects. They do however. 
create dynamics that cause the person to have a forceful personality, and 
generally help to make life interesting. The square is slightly less forceful 
than the opposition. While a square is regarded by the possesser as bad. it 
may be beneficial in the same way that people grow out of adversity. 


The sextile is a 60 degree angle formed between two planets and is similar 
in effect to the trine. It indicates a smooth harmonious relationship between 
the involved planets. It is weaker than a trine and bears the same relation 
to a trine as a square relates to an opposition. If two planets are in opposition 
to each other, and aspected to a third planet, the energies of the opposing 
planets will be expressed through this third planet and the negative effects 
will tend to be smoothed out. 


This is a 30 degree angle that is similar (but weaker) to the sextile and trine. 
As you become familiar with the aspects, you will begin to observe the 
affect that they have on a person's life. The aspects indicate how the planets 
distribute their energy. If there are too many good aspects (trines. 
sextiles, and some conjunctions), these aspects can easily combine to create 
a lifeless selfish, lackluster person that does not have a distinctive or 
individual personality. All bad aspects can produce someone with more 
than their fair share of troubles and adversities. 

Signs of the Zodiac 

Signs of the Zodiac 

The signs of the Zodiac are arranged in a circle, each sign occupying exactly 
30 degrees. The 12 signs add up to 360 degrees — the completed Zodiac. 
Do not confuse the signs of the Zodiac with the Houses. The signs are 
associated with attitudes and personal characteristics, while the Houses 
are associated with events in a person's life. The confusion occurs 
because the Houses appear to be 30 degrees wide and have the same circular 
look as the signs of the Zodiac. The Houses actually vary in size but are 
usually shown equal. 

The planets and signs of the Zodiac are placed in Houses of the Zodiac. 

As you move North from the Equator, the Houses assume different proportions 

some Houses increasing to as much as 40 or 50 degrees across, while other 

Houses decrease in size. The signs of the Zodiac can be said to be natural 

rulers of various Houses, and the sign at the start of each House (on the 

Cusp) will determine the attitudes and traits a person brings to each event 

in his life. 

Each sign is ruled by a planet. A planet, in the sign it rules, has its strongest 
influence, while a planet in a sign opposite its natural home will take on 
negative characteristics and meaning. 

Each planet Rules a sign (its natural home), and has a Detrimental sign 
(opposite its natural home). A planet has a sign of Exaultation (similar to its 
natural home), and a sign of Fall (opposite the sign of Exaultation and 
similar to the sign of Detriment). A planet in its natural sign, or in 
Exaultation, will increase the nature of its characteristics. A planet in a sign 
of Detriment, or Fall, weaken the strength (or bring out the negative 
character) of the planet. 

Each sign has 3 qualities. The first is the basic nature of the sign and 
the influence on attitudes and basic characteristic traits. Each sign also 
has a mode, which may be Cardinal (active or energetic). Fixed (stable and 
perservering), or Mutable (flexible and adaptable). Each sign is also related 
to an element — Fire (enthusiasm). Earth (practical). Air(thinking). and 
Water (emotions). 

Taken together, the elements and modes provide a basic description of the sign. 


Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. It is the 
sign of active and enthusiastic energies. It is the sign of the individual — 
daring, impulsive, sometimes reckless, but always right now and immediate. 
Think of Aries as "I am". Many times the enthusiasm and energy of Aries 
create serious problems. The sign of Aries is said to be the ruler of the head. 


Signs of the Zodiac (continued) 


Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign. Taurus is ruled by Venus. It is the sign of 
stability and roots. It is the sign of perseverance and practicality. The 
description suggests home, plants, love, and determination. It is a sign of 
possessions and steadfastness of purpose. Think of Taurus as "I have". 
Taurus is said to rule the kidneys, neck and throat. Taurus is also a 
sign of stubbornness. 


Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, ruled by Mercury. It is the sign of flexible, 
adaptable thinking. It's a sign concerned with communication and 
expression. The sign represents thoughts, speech, writing, and all methods 
of expressing ideas. Gemini has a key phrase of "I think". Gemini rules 
the arms, lungs, and vocal cords. The versatility of Gemini can sometimes 
pose a problem because of tendency to be bored quickly. Projects are left 
unfinished in an effort to explore all possible avenues. 


Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. It is the sign 
of active emotions. It is the sign of recognition between the individual 
and the group. It is a sign of protection and secrecy, and often insecurity. 
Cancer is associated with extreme sensitivity, impressions, and memory. 
Cancer rules the breasts. Think of Cancer as "I feel". Many times, the 
insecurity results in secrecy (for self-preservation), and a tendency 
to over-sentimentalize. 


Leo is a Fixed Fire sign. Leo is ruled by the Sun. It is the sign of fixed energies, 
pride, courage, and nobility. Leo is also associated with children and 
self-indulgence. Leo rules the heart and the blood. Think of Leo as "I will". 
The sign of Leo can be a sign of benevolence, self-worth, and leadership. 
Other factors can easily change the meaning of the sign to vanity and ego. 


Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, it is the sign 
concerned with health, service, and attention to detail. Virgo's preoccupations 
are with detail, precision, analysis, and categorization. Too much Virgo 
can make an individual overly critical, fussy, and lead to excessive worry. 
Some astrologers say. "Virgo is the sign of the ulcer". Virgo rules 
the intestines and the digestive tract. The love of detailed work can often 
give way to puritanical snobbery. Virgo says. "I analyze". 

Signs of the Zodiac (continued) 


Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. Libra is ruled by Venus. It is the sign concerned 
with personal activity and sociability. If the first 6 signs of the Zodiac are 
thought of in terms of internal development, then Libra is the first sign 
of the outward development and harmony with others. There are two 
phrases which sum up the function of Libra. First of all, think of Libra as 
"I balanced Think of it also as the balance against Aries, its opposite sign. 
Aries is "I am" — Libra is "We are". Libra seeks balance and harmony 
above all. which makes for excellent statesmen and negotiators. The Libra 
desire to balance can give way to indecision and irritating fence straddling, 
causing an inability to make even a simple decision. Libra rules the 
stomach and navel, although the kidneys are said to be often the center 
of Libra illnesses. Libra is elegant, refined, attractive, yet can be cool, 
detached, and impersonal. 


Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto although many 
astrologers hold that Scorpio is also ruled by Mars. It is a sign of 
stable emotions, in other words, control. The description by Mode and 
Element is Fixed Water, which is another term for ice. Outwardly, the emotions 
are cooly controlled while beneath the surface of the ice, the waters of 
emotion rush on headlong. Beneath the controlled exterior, lie violent 
passions which will only surface in private. Think of Scorpio as "I desire", 
on an individual level. On a collective level, it is not the Taurus "I have" 
response, but a collective, "We have" that demonstrates Scorpio's concern 
for society's resources. The sign of Scorpio creates a powerful, physical 
magnetism. Scorpio rules the reproductive organs. Scorpio is intense, 
sensitive, objective, however, other factors can easily change the qualities 
to a lust for power, possession, and self-seeking success, whatever the cost 
to others. 


Sagittarius is a Mutable Fire sign. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. It can be 
considered as adaptable enthusiasm, the ever searching mind. Sagittarius 
represents both the idealized teacher and the eternal student — always 
on a quest for yet more knowledge. As Gemini says "I think" on an 
individual level, so Sagittarius says "I seek" on abroad philosophical level. 
Sagittarius rules the thighs and the upper portion of the leg. While 
Sagittarius imparts truth, knowledge, and generosity, it can produce 
opinionation. tactlessness, and a tendency to be dogmatic. 


igns of the Zodiac (continued) 


Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign ruled by Saturn. The energies are made 
stable and take the form of organization and structure. Capricorn represents 
the cautious climber on the ladder of organization. Capricorn symbolizes 
the builder, climbing the structure he builds. Capricorn imparts an 
awareness of social contribution. The sign brings ambition and hard 
working realistic attitudes to any function tackled. Think of Capricorn as 
"I build". Capricorn rules the knee and the shin. A planet poorly placed 
in Capricorn can impose self-restrictions, limitations, cause feelings 
of depression and difficulty in breaking habits. 


Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign ruled by Uranus . Thoughts become 
stable as Aquarius views the future of social growth with a sense of duty 
to improve the quality of life. In a sense, Aquarius is revolutionary, 
creating a need for sudden change (Uranus) even if that change is unorthodox 
and unconventional. Aquarius is a sign of invention. Aquarius rules the 
circulatory system. Think of Aquarius as 'T know". Aquarius can be 
a powerful force for the unusual, inventive, and concern, or, it can lead to 
eccentricitv. destruction, and isolation. 


The last sign of the Zodiac is Pisces, a Mutable Water sign. This sign of 
adaptable emotions is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions. 
This last sign of the Zodiac represents the hopes and dreams of society. 
Pisces brings the qualities of faith to the Zodiac and produced an ethereal, 
sympathetic, self-sacrificing force that can be either a source of inspiration, 
or dissolves into a dream world state of confused self-indulgence. 
Think of Pisces as "I believe". Pisces rules the feet. The force of Pisces 
must be understood because of the tremendous potential for self-undoing, 
self-deception, and destructive empathy. It can be a sign of weakness, 
addiction, and sensuality, or it can lift the spirit to the highest levels of 
faith and understanding. 

Placing the Planets in the Signs 

Placing the Planets in the Signs 

It is at this point that the beginning astrologer, and even the experienced 
as toToger must move slowly and cautiously before making a judgment. 
Everything learned so far must be carefully weighed and balanced. 
Don't try to interpret anything until this placement is completed 
and studied. 

Even though some Sun sign descriptions may seem to fil ^"(He s a 
tvoical Leo etc ) there are many factors to be considered before a full 
nCiation can be made. Don't fall into this enticing trapj may woiK 
o some people but eventually you will find your interpretations 
beconlg'Ze generalized, inaccurate, and little better than a good guess. 

Study the planets. Study the signs. Study the planets in the signs. Try to 
capture the feeling that each planet and sign projects. Once you 
become aware of tie overall unity of the planets working in the signs, 
a detailed, accurate interpretation will become obvious. 


Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs 

Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs 
The Sun 

The Sun in Leo and Aries will operate to the maximum benefit, while the Sun 
^Aquarius and Libra may bring out ^^^ 
signs if other planetary positions are strongly affecting Aq 

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a person s Sun sign. 

and that s all. It doesn t ten y lifetime. It just tells you 

Z^o" ' ^1^—0 ahou, the ear tron, a 
of the driver. 

The Ascendent 

Ascendent with an Aiies ou« cnnrt< , rar Wherever that car goes, 

driver behind the wheel ol a very fast sports cai vvnei 
it will be driven fast (and occasionally recklessly). 

The Aries Ascendent d^ 

car at top speed, recklessly. Remember this concept. 


It is 

J 21 

Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs (continued) 

I Lets continue with another example. Look at a Taurus Ascendent. A good 

i description of a Taurus Ascendent might be stable, slow and steady. 

Put him in a Taurus Sun car and you have a slow and cautious driver in a 
slow, practical car. Let's put this driver into a Aries Sun sports car. How 

* will this Taurus Ascendent work with this Aries Sun? He will drive 

I this high-powered vehicle the same way — slow and steady. That's the 

| result of an Aries Sun and a Taurus Ascendent. The person is no longer 

| "a typical Aries". 


jj Using the Sun sign descriptions from the previous pages, see if you can fit 

t different makes of automobiles to the various Sun signs. Remember, 

' you want to try for a general description of the type, and not the exact model 

\ or color. In some cases, you may have to describe a Sun sign in a little more 

I detail. Here's a start: 

| Sun in Aries — any high-powered sports car that suggests impulsiveness 

■ and energy. 

I Sun in Taurus — any car that suggests the qualities of Taurus (slow 

I and steady). 

\ Sun in Leo — Cadillac, Mercedes, Rolls Royce (cars with pride and drama). 

I Sun in Pisces — any car that was bought because you felt sorry for it. 

I Make a list in your mind of all the Sun sign cars, and think of what would 

I happen by putting different Ascendent drivers in each car. 

\ Lefs take this concept another way: let's take the Sun sign and imagine 

f it to be the house in which the person lives. The Ascendent describes the 

\ appearance of the person living in the house, and how the person appears to 

[ others. A Taurus house would have lots of plants, while a Leo house 

\ might be very dramatic. That's the Sun sign — it doesn't necessarily 
describe the occupant, just a brief description of the type of house. 


! The Ascendent describes the occupant. A Taurus Ascendent with a Leo Sun 

J is like a person who loves plants, living in a dramatic house. It's a slower, 

* stable person living in a dramatic, showplace of a house. His love for 

| plants may overwhelm the dramatic qualities of the house. The Leo Sun 

j house is hidden behind the Taurus Ascendent plants. 

\ A Virgo Ascendent in the same Leo house (Sun sign) will present a 

! different picture. There will be fewer plants, and everything in the house 

j will be meticulously organized, with each thing in its assigned place. 

j If the Virgo Ascendent occupant moves out and a Capricorn Ascendent 

j moves in. the house will be restructured and reorganized. The house is still 

j the same house, but the different occupant changes the feeling. 

sending the Sun, indent and Moon in the Signs (continued) 

Th e Leo Sun stm inmates the same '— *°^ ™ ^iT 
TlTZTl t^l^Z^^ZZ 'srrr^cenae. that sets 
^eTaparl" om olher ^os ana^a^, ,wo peep. w;.^sa- s 

Regardiess of the ana,ogy. .he ^^CZl^Z^TJsZ.To, 
can reveal certain characterise traits. butt ^ S "™ s e " The other p i an ets 

thoughts and their emotional needs. 

doing bad ,o onr first example, you «» ■^^^JJS'l.n 
in the res. of the details about the ear and the d. .ten ™* ° P 

of the home which tells you about the occupant. 

The Moon 

Th e Moon in .he sign points to a basic emotional -^The Moon in Cancer 


for communication and exchange of ideas. 

Tr r A lendi r% f rT^r s :n^^rarrf A rn^nrrna h :roon s,gn 

and Ascendent. Try a ueo ouu ^ vcon n ~ n \ who appears very 

roots and tradition (Taurus). 

„ you can see how this blending is starting tahe shape, congra.uL.ions _ 

you're on your way to becoming a first-rate astrologer. 

Y „u may have noticed that we ^™^™*T^ Be'aus/fhe 
'ZSZ^^ZESSXZZZo strong, Piaced in Taurus, 
that it will temper the Aries Ascendent. 

J 23 

Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs (continued) 

Later on, we might find other planets in a person's chart so strongly placed, 
that they overcome the Moon's energy, and we must revert to the original 
Aries description, including recklessness, impulsive, etc. 

When you can successfully blend, integrate, and sythesize all of the planets 
and signs, you will get an accurate picture of the person. 


The Houses 

The Houses 

The Houses contain a rich treasure ^ ^^^l^ZZ. 
m any levels. They point to the -vanous p^ds » ap ^^ ^ 

specific area of the present life. The P Ian*, a g ^^ 

the Houses bring emotions and attitudes 10 

The Firs. House dea ls with -»-^^^rjSS^rS-™' ,,t "' 
a child's first awareness of its own «is anee^ A . B ^ ^ 

influences on the meaning. 

The Second House is associated with l^^Teco^Zl^L.s 
possession and so t^deve '^^^ah H shows 

how you use your resounca 
stability, roots and perserverence. 

The Third House deats with persona! = ;« ^^s.' It T "" 
child begins to express concep '^J^ZTr^s ow „ concepts and 
intensely ^Z^^ZST^™*™ and ideas. It can 
STate ^"o! brothers and sisters as wen as travel fo. 
short distances. 

The Fourm House coucerus itself wi.h the early ^^^f 
home,, and the most mfluenua, P-^ t ^LL,,.. the father ,„ 
l h ;=rcn*r T r;; Vo'n tL'cLTof t- rcurth House «a„d the p.anets 

w"n!n) describe the parent and early env.ronment. 

The wnn House is ,he *™'™XZ^J%%£Z a""" 
remains through the adult . the House ^ _ anything 

such as love and romance. "^"-^ e ^ leasure . 
personal and not required. Things done lor p 

The Sixth House is one of personal ^£*^™&°£™Z 

It also includes health and concern fox health . Afte 

through the first five stages I'f-*™™**?™^ is acquired. What 

expression, family, and leisure), a sense °< W™ 8 * f / el responslb ie for 

can the child do within the house to help? A need 



The Houses (continued) 

The first six Houses are concerned with self-filling personal needs and 
desires. They are totally oriented toward the development of the individual. 
These are the inward Houses. They deal with the total self. The second 
six Houses provide the balance of the individual's role in society. 
The awakening of recognition that others exist, that a person is dependent 
on other people for fulfillment. This is the role of the last six Houses. 

The Seventh House is the first total awareness of others, and your 
relationship with others. A recognition that you are not alone in the world. 
It balances the first House of self-awareness. It shows your marriage 
partner, and everyone who is close to you in the way of partnerships. 

The Eighth House balances the Second House. It is the House of other people's 
resources. Helping others develop their resources. It is the House of 
passion and sexual drive with others. It is the House of Death and Rebirth. 
If the Fifth House is your personal views on love, then the Eighth House 
lets you express that love to others — through sex, and concern for growth. 

The Ninth House is the House of the enlightened mind. Philosophy, 
religion, higher learning, publishing, and long distance travel are all part 
of Ninth House affairs. The desire to learn, and the desire to teach balance 
the Third House of the personal mind and ideas. 

The Tenth House is the House of professions. It is also the House of the other 
parent. This House determines how well you will succeed in your 
efforts in a career. Many times, this House will indicate your present 
circumstances. It will usually point to the heights of possible achievement. 

The Eleventh House is the House of friends, dreams, and goals. Most often, 
it will tell the way you regard your friends, and how your friends regard you. 
The Eleventh House can also show how you plan to achieve your goals 
and realize your ambitions. 

The Twelfth House is the House of solitude and endings. Recently, the 
Twelfth House has come to be associated with large corporations, 
government, and large organizations in general. It is the traditional House 
of solitude and anything which is hidden. Serious illness is part of 
the Twelfth House influence. 

Miscellaneous Notes 

Miscellaneous Notes 

The South Node is always directly opposite the North Node. Every sign 
will not always appear on the cusp of every house. When this happens, 
it means that two of the signs are "Intercepted", or located totally within two 
of the houses. An intercepted sign (and any planets in that sign) will 
have a great deal of difficulty in operating with their full force. 

If anyone should ever ask you, the program is a Geocentric, Tropical Natal 
Astrology program, using the Placidean House System. It corrects 
for Time shifts, corrects to Greenwich time, provides Sidereal corrections, 
and adjusts for True Lunar Nodes, and Moon location, as well as showing 
Retrograde Planetary motion. All calculations are accurate to within 
one degree for any date between January 1, 1900 and December 31. 1999. 

If you do not enter a birth time, the program will base all calculations on 
a Noon birth time. If you wish house information for an unknown birth time, 
simply enter [T][2][I][g]® as the time, and [P]E3 as a noon birth. 

For births prior to 1900, simply subtract 1900 from the year. For example: 
You wish to do a chart for someone born in 1875, subtract 1900 from 1875. 
The answer is -25. Enter the year as HOOD- The moon calculations will 
probably not appear, and the accuracy will deteriorate as you move further 
from the recommended range. 

Recorded birthtimes are not always accurate. If the house information 
does not seem to apply, try changing the time by one hour either way to 
compensate for a possible time zone error. A few minutes can sometimes 
make a big difference if the planets are near house cusps. 

Secondary Progressions 

There is an advanced Astrology technique for updating a Natal Chart 
to reveal current conditions for the present year. It is based on advancing 
the Natal Chart one day for each year. Thus, if you were born on January 1. 
1960, you would prepare a chart on your 20th birthday as if you were born 
January 21, 1960. A one day advance of the Natal Chart equals a one year 
advance in time. If you are 20 years old. add 20 days to your date of birth. 

It becomes a little tricky for people in the 30 to 50 year age group to figure 
the additional months and days involved, however the TRS-80 can make 
secondary progressions very easy. When you enter the day of birth, simply 
add your age to the birthdate. Leave the month and year alone. For example: 
assume a birthdate of May 20. 1937. The person is now 43 years old. Simply 
enter the birthdate as 05/63/37. The program will produce a progressed 
chart for July 2, 1937 (which would be the correct progression for the age — 
May 20. 1937 + 43 days ~ July 2. 1937). The interpretations would be similar 
to a natal chart, but would indicate the influences that are in effect at present. 
It will print the date as May 63. 1937. but the chart will be identical to a chart 
for Julv 2. 1937. 



and Latitudes in the United States 

Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States 









TO L.M.T. 

Mobile, Alabama 



+ 7 52 

5 52 08 

\ Montgomery, Alabama 



+ 14 48 

5 45 12 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 



+ 9 44 

5 50 16 

Anchorage, Alaska 



+ 20 

+ 9 59 40 

Fairbanks, Alaska 



+ 9 08 

+ 9 50 52 

Juneau, Alaska* 

134W25 .. 

58N18 ... 

- 57 40 

....+ 8 57 40 

Flagstaff, Arizona 



- 26 36 

7 26 36 

Phoenix, Arizona 



- 28 16 

7 28 16 

Tucson. Arizona 



- 23 56 

7 23 56 

Yuma, Arizona* 



-38 28 

7 38 28 

Little Rock, Arkansas 



- 9 04 

6 09 04 

Los Angeles, California.. 

118W15 .. 

34N03 . . . 

+ 7 00 

7 53 00 

San Diego, California 



+ 11 20 

7 48 40 

San Francisco, California 



- 9 44 

8 09 44 

Denver, Colorado 



+ 04 

6 59 56 

Hartford, Connecticut 



+ 9 16 

4 50 44 

New Haven, Connecticut 



+ 8 20 

4 51 40 

■-""^ Wilmington, Delaware . . . 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

75W33 .. 


39N45 ... 


- 2 12 

5 02 12 

- 20 32 

5 20 32 

Miami, Florida 



- 20 44 

5 20 44 

Orlando, Florida 



-25 32 

5 25 32 

Tampa. Florida 


27N57 . 

- 29 48 

5 29 48 

Atlanta. Georgia* 



- 37 32 

5 37 32 

Savannah, Georgia 



- 24 20 

5 24 20 

Honolulu, Hawaii 



- 1 28 

+ 10 31 28 

Boise, Idaho* 



- 44 48 

7 44 48 

Chicago, Illinois 



+ 9 24 

5 50 36 

Indianapolis, Indiana 



+ 15 20 

5 44 40 

South Bend. Indiana 



+ 15 00 

5 45 00 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa 

91W40 .. 


41N59 ... 

r 6 40 

6 06 40 


- 23 24 

6 23 24 

Des Moines, Iowa 



- 14 32 

6 14 32 

Abilene, Kansas 



-28 52 

6 28 52 

Dodge City. Kansas* 



-40 04 

6 40 04 

Kansas City, Kansas 



- 18 32 

6 18 32 

Wichita, Kansas 

97W20 . . 

37N42 ... 


- 29 20 

6 29 20 

Bowling Green, Kentucky 


+ 14 12 

5 45 48 

Louisville, Kentucky 



+ 17 00 

5 43 00 

New Orleans. Louisiana 



- 16 

6 00 16 

Bangor. Maine 



+ 24 52 

4 35 OS 

Baltimore, Maryland 



- 6 28 

5 06 28 

*Subtract one hour from Bi] 

rth Time. 


Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States (continued) 









TO L.M.T, 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Pittsfield, Masschusetts 

... 71W04 ... 

. . . 42N22 . . . 

....+ 15 44 

.... 4 44 16 

+ 7 00 

4 53 00 

Ann Arbor, Michigan* 



- 34 56 

5 34 56 

Detroit. Michigan* 



- 32 12 

5 32 12 

Lansing. Michigan* 



- 38 12 

5 38 12 

Pontiac, Michigan* 

... 83W17 .... 

... 42N38 .... 

....-33 08 

.... 5 33 08 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 



- 13 04 

6 13 04 

Jackson, Mississippi 



- 44 

6 00 44 

Hannibal, Missouri 



- 5 28 

6 05 28 

Jackson, Missouri 



+ 1 20 

5 58 40 

Saint Joseph, Missouri 



- 19 24 

6 19 24 

Springfield, Missouri 



- 13 80 

6 13 80 

Billings, Montana 



- 14 00 

7 14 00 

Kearney. Nebraska* 



- 36 16 

6 36 16 

Lincoln. Nebraska 



- 26 48 

6 26 48 

Omaha, Nebraska 



- 23 48 

6 23 48 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

. . 115W08 .... 

... 36N10 .... 

....+ 19 28 

.... 7 40 32 

Reno, Nevada 



+ 48 

7 59 12 

Manchester, New Hampshire 



+ 14 08 

4 45 52 

Atlantic City, New Jersey 



+ 2 16 

4 57 44 

Newark, New Jersey 



+ 3 16 

4 56 44 

Trenton, New Jersey 



+ 1 00 

4 59 00 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Gallup, New Mexico 

. . 106W40 

. .. 35N04 

- 6 40 

.... 7 06 40 



- 15 00 

7 15 00 

Albany, New York 



+ 4 52 

4 55 08 

Buffalo, New York 



- 15 28 

5 15 28 

New York, New York 



+ 4 12 

4 55 48 

Asheville, North Carolina* 



- 30 12 

5 30 12 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 



- 15 32 

5 15 32 

Bismark. North Dakota* 



- 43 08 

6 43 08 

Akron, Ohio 



- 26 04 

5 26 04 

Cleveland, Ohio 



- 26 52 

5 26 52 

Columbus, Ohio* 



-32 04 

5 32 04 

Toledo, Ohio* 



- 34 12 

5 34 12 

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma* . . . 

... 97W31 .... 

. . . 35N28 

....-30 04 

.... 6 30 04 

Portland, Oregon 



- 10 44 

8 10 44 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 



- 8 56 

5 08 56 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



- 44 

5 00 44 

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 



■20 00 

5 20 00 

San Juan. Puerto Rico 



- 24 28 

- 4 24 28 

Providence, Rhode Island 



+ 14 20 

4 45 40 

Greenville, South Carolina 



- 29 36 

5 29 36 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 



- 26 56 

6 26 56 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 



+ 18 44 

5 41 16 

^Subtract one hour from Birth T 


Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States (continued) 


Memphis, Tennessee 

Nashville, Tennessee 
Amarillo, Texas* 
Corpus Christi, Texas 
Dallas, Texas 
El Paso, Texas 

Fort Worth, Texas 

Salt Lake City, Utah 
Montpelier, Vermont 
Mount Vernon, Virginia 
Richmond, Virginia 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Seattle, Washington 

Spokane, Washington 
Tacoma, Washington 
Yakima, Washington 
Wheeling, West Virginia 
Green Bay, Wisconsin 
Madison, Wisconsin 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 
Buffalo, Wyoming 
Cheyenne, Wyoming 
Laramie, Wyoming 

*Subtract one hour from Birth Time. 








TO L.M.T. 


. . . 35N09 

- 12 

6 00 12 

+ 12 52 

5 47 08 



-47 24 

6 47 24 



-29 36 

6 29 36 



-27 08 

6 27 08 



- 5 56 

7 05 56 

97W20 .... 

... 32N45 ... 

- 29 20 

6 29 20 

- 27 36 

7 27 36 



+ 9 40 

4 50 20 



- 8 24 

5 08 24 



- 9 44 

5 09 44 



- 19 48 

5 19 48 

122W20 ... 

. . . 47N37 . . . 

- 9 20 

8 09 20 

+ 10 20 

7 49 40 



- 9 40 

8 09 40 



- 2 00 

8 02 00 



-22 56 

5 22 56 



+ 8 00 

5 52 00 



+ 2 24 

5 57 36 



+ 5 52 

5 54 08 



- 6 44 

7 06 44 



+ 44 

6 59 16 



- 2 20 

7 02 20 


Recommended Further Reading 

Recommended Further Reading 

^ The manual provided with this program cannot possibly contain all the 
Astrology information available. We suggest that you start with 
the following books if you wish to find out more about Astrology. 

Davison. Ron. Astrology. Arco Publishing. 219 Park Avenue South. 
New York, NY 10003. 

Jayne & Kellye. Astrogram Astrology I. American Federation of Astrologers. 
PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. 

Leach. Judith. How to Interpret Your Horoscope, Harper & Row. Publishers, 
Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. 

Lewis. Ursula, Chart Your Own Horoscope. Pinnacle Books. Inc.. 
Century Park East, Los Angeles. CA 90067. 

Mayo. Jeff. Teach Yourself Astrology. American Federation of Astrologers. 
PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. 

Oken. Alan, The Horoscope. The Road and Its Travelers. Bantam Books. Inc.. 
666 Fifth Avenue, New York. NY 10017. 

Palmer. Lynn. ABC Basic Chart Reading. American Federation of Astrologers. 
PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. 

Tyl. Noel, Principles & Practice of Astrology. Llewellyn Publications. 
PO Box 3383. Saint Paul. MN 55165. 

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